Monday, May 17, 2010

Shabby chic - who me???

Today's Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge on splitcoast was to make a 'shabby chic' card. Now if you're like me, you probably know shabby chic if you see it, but you don't really think of it much past that. Well, I've got to tell you, I'm getting addicted to these challenges. I really like using things I already have in my stash in new ways that maybe I didn't think about before. So for this challenge I did what anyone would do in this day and age: I googled Shabby Chic to get a better handle on what it is and to get some inspiration. I came across a blog entry from 2008 that showed some vintage (ie really old, stained and kinda messed up) wallpaper samples and I totally got the feel of shabby chic. So today's card is my clean and simple take on that wallpaper. I pulled out stuff from my stash that I have no business having - all those 'old' buttons and the ribbon flower. That stuff is probably at least 12-14 years old so I'm saying that they really are vintage. Vintage Karla anyway. Before I knew what the heck I was doing and what my style really was (hint: it's not shabby chic!). Sometimes it's okay to be a pack rat, as long as when you finally find a use for something you don't hoard it for 'something better.'

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Friends 24-7, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink:Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede
Other Stuff: Sponge dauber, Scor Tape, 'Vintage' buttons & pin, scallop oval punch, dimensionals, champagne mist glimmer mist

PS Stop back tomorrow for my post on framed cards!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely breathtaking! You nailed shabby chic!